Wednesday, November 02, 2011

Book Release: Library and Information Science in Developing Countries: Contemporary Issues


Library and Information Science in Developing Countries: Contemporary Issues
A. Tella (University of Ilorin, Nigeria) and A.O. Issa (University of Ilorin, Nigeria)
Release Date: November, 2011.

Copyright © 2012. 335 pages.

The field of library and information science is experiencing significant and continued transformation as a result of advancements in digital technology. Adapting to new technologies is crucial for librarians and other information professionals, but there exists a particularly acute gap in technology adoption among developing countries.
Library and Information Science in Developing Countries: Contemporary Issues explores the relationship between global technology development and the impact of new technologies on library practice, library education, and information science. Book chapters and case studies in this work provide insight to and support for practitioners and executives concerned with the management of knowledge, information, and organizational development in different types of work environments and learning communities.

Table of Contents and List of Contributors


  1. Fostering and Developing Leadership Amongst Library Staff at the University of Zambia Library (pages 1-10) Christine Wamunyima Kanyengo (University of Zambia Library, Zambia)


  2. Pakistan Library and Information Council: A Proposal (pages 11-31) Midrar Ullah (National University of Sciences and Technology, Pakistan.), and Khalid Mahmood (University of the Punjab, Pakistan)


  3. Modernization of a Traditional Library (pages 32-44)
    Mehtab Alam Ansari (Aligarh Muslim University, India)


  4. Marketing Library and Information Services for Effective Utilization of Available Resources: The 21st Century Librarians and Information Professionals - Which Ways and What Works? (pages 45-60) Adeyinka Tella (University of Ilorin, Nigeria), and Rachel Ronke Ojo (University of Botswana, Botswana)


  5. Strategies for Marketing an Academic Library in an African Setting (pages 61-69)
    Sylvia A. Ogola (Maseno University, Kenya), and Japhet Otike (Moi University, Kenya)


  6. The Significance of Marketing in Library and Information Science (pages 70-81)
    Monday Obaidjevwe Ogbomo (Delta State University, Nigeria)


  7. Marketing Libraries: Adopting Marketing Strategies in Nigerian Libraries (pages 82-95)
    Ajigboye Olamidipupo Solomon (Landmark University, Nigeria)


  8. Libraries and Preservation of Indigenous Knowledge in Developing Countries: The Nigeria Experience (pages 96-106) Abdulmumin Isah (University of Ilorin, Nigeria), M. T. Bashorun (University of Ilorin, Nigeria), and K. T. Omopupa (University of Ilorin, Nigeria)


  9. The School Librarian in Rural China: “A Stranger Among Her People” (pages 108-124)
    Peter Warning (University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong), and James Henri (Chen Yet-Sen Family Foundation, Hong Kong)


  10. The Future of Readership Development: How ICTs Have Influenced User Habits and Library Acquisitions (pages 125-140)Elisam Magara (Makerere University, Uganda)


  11. Status of Information Ethics Teaching at the School of Information Sciences, Moi University, Kenya (pages 141-147) Henry N. Kemoni (Moi University, Kenya)


  12. An Assessment of the Perception of Library School Students towards Librarianship at the University of Ilorin: A Pilot Study (pages 148-168) Abdulwahab Olanrewaju Issa (University of Ilorin, Nigeria)


  13. Demystifying Digital Scholarship (pages 170-194)
    Stephen M. Mutula (University of Kwazulu Natal, South Africa)


  14. Establishing the Digital Library: Don’t Ignore the Library Standards and Don’t Forget the Training Needed (pages 195-204) Alan Hopkinson (Middlesex University, UK) Sample


  15. A Review of eGovernment Services in Nigeria (pages 205-221)
    Gbola Olasina (University of Ilorin, Nigeria)


  16. Digital Libraries: Their Challenges and Issues in the Perspectives of Developing Countries like India (pages 222-232) N. Swaminathan (Ecole Mondiale World School, India) Sample


  17. Information Flow and Democratic Governance: An Analysis of the African Experience (pages 233-242) F. A. Aremu (University of Ilorin, Nigeria), and H. T. Saka (University of Ilorin Library, Nigeria)


  18. Librarians, Records Managers, and E-Government (pages 244-260)
    Cathrine T. Nengomasha (University of Namibia, Namibia)


  19. Information Services Provision to Persons with Visual Impairment in Nigeria: The Salient Issues (pages 261-274) Niran Adetoro (Tai Solarin University of Education, Nigeria


  20. Organisation of Information and the Information Retrieval System (pages 275-292)
    Edeama O. Onwuchekwa (National Open University of Nigeria, Nigeria)


  21. Social Media in Library and Information Centres (pages 293-302)
    Ayodele John Alonge (KPMG Professional Services, Nigeria)


  22. Bibliometric Analysis of DESIDOC Journal of Library & Information Technology (pages 303-312) S. Thanuskodi (Annamalai University, India)


  23. Cataloguing and Classification of Library Resources in the 21st Century (pages 313-326)
    Lydia O. Adedibu (University of Ilorin Library, Nigeria), Evelyn O. Akinboro (University of Ilorin Library, Nigeria), and Titilola A. B. Abdussalam (University of Ilorin Library, Nigeria)
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